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Science and superstition.--The theory of loan-gods, or borrowed religion.--Magic and religion.--The origin of the Christian faith.--The approaches to Mr. Frazer's theory.--Attemps to prove the Sacaean criminal divine.--Zakmuk, Sacaea, and Purim.--Mordecai, Esther, Vashti, and Haman.--Why was the mock-king of the Sacaea whipped and hanged?--Calvary.--The ghastly priest.--South African religion.--"Cup and ring:" An old problem solved.--First-fruits and taboos.--Walking through fire.--Appendices. Mr. Tylor's theory of borrowing. The martyrdom of Dasius. The ride of the beardless one